I finally got my QSL card designed and printed. Its not perfect, and there are already things I want to change, but since I only print 40 at a time that wont be a problem.
Here is what it looks like right now (all the contact details are on the back so that I could maximize the front with pictures).
|My Current QSL Card|
In the field I use Ham Log on my iPhone to record all the contacts. I love this little app. It has everything I need for portable operations. It can even upload straight to eQSL - although I have decided that I am going to be a direct and LOTW QSLer ONLY. I just don't really see the point of eQSL - but if I change my mind in the future I can always start uploading again down the road.
While Ham Log works good for logging in the field, I also want something on my computer at home as my main log. I have decided I am going to go with ACLog. ACLog will import the ADIF file that I can export from Ham Log, so that will be nice and simple. ACLog also makes uploading to LOTW a snap - which is a big bonus. It can also print address labels for QSL cards - which would also be a nice feature if I have more than a few per day.
So that is my plan right now, as always it is subject to change!
How do you handle logging for your operations? I would be interested to hear, just leave a comment below.
I use the logger in HRD (the older, still free version). I do log to LoTW and eQSL, for a couple of reasons.ReplyDelete
1. even though I'm not interested in awards now, some day I might be. Having LoTW up to date will help me out some day.
2. lots of foreign operators are using eQSL, so I use it to help them out for whatever they are trying to achieve.
For portable ops or when the computer is down, I write on post-its and then put it back into HRD. I don't think I could stand using multiple software programs!
After reading your comment and getting ACLog all setup, I will keep sending QSO information to eQSL. It is just too easy and doesn't take any time.ReplyDelete
So now I am using my iPhone Ham Log app in the field, exporting the ADIF to ACLog and then going from there. Works really well!